Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Treasures of the River Elbe

Cruise along the River Elbe on board an authentic paddlewheel ship from Berlin, to discover fascinating history and deep-seated traditions in the Czech Republic and Germany, visiting Meissen, Wittenberg, Magdeburg and Dresden with an overnight hotel stay in Prague

Cruise Only
8 nights from £2061pp

Fly-Cruise Package
8 nights from £2431pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Wittenberg
  • Berlin
  • Magdeburg Abbey
  • Prague
  • Dresden

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Explore the unique history of Berlin, Potsdam, Dresden and Prague and discover the exquisite Elbe Sandstone Mountains on this cruise holiday through Germany and the Czech Republic.

Discover the highlights of Berlin and perhaps join the excursion to the gardens at Sanssouci Palace. Visit Magdeburg, set midway along the Elbe River, and learn about the history of Martin Luther in Wittenberg. Explore Meissen, home to the famous porcelain factory, and see how Dresden has been transformed since WWII. There is an optional excursion to admire the spectacular rock formations in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. An overnight hotel stay in Prague allows you to explore the city in depth, with an optional tour of Prague’s Old Town highlighting over 1000 years of history.

E885 Operated by CroisiEurope

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Elbe River from Berlin to Prague Itinerary (BED_PP)

Day 1 - Berlin (Germany)

Embark from 6pm and settle into your cabin before meeting the crew at a welcome cocktail. Remain moored overnight.

Day 2 - Berlin

Optional morning tour of Berlin. This afternoon there is an optional visit to the gardens at the Sanssouci Palace, former residence of Frederick the Great. Return to the ship for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Day 3 - Brandenburg – Magdeburg

Spend the morning cruising to Magdeburg. This afternoon there is an optional visit to the city, situated midway on the Elbe River and also on the historic Roman Roads. Return on board and continue cruising. Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 4 - Wittenberg

Arrive in Wittenberg for an optional guided tour of the city where Martin Luther sparked the Reformation. Discover the city centre, its noble Renaissance-style houses, and visit Luther’s house, a former Augustinian monastery now the Reformation Museum and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return on board, and spend the afternoon and evening cruising. Dinner and evening entertainment on board.

Day 5 - Meissen – Dresden

Arrive in Meissen for an optional tour of the city and its trademark porcelain factory. Discover how the porcelain has been made for more than 300 years. Return to the ship in Dresden, known as the 'Florence of the Elbe' for an optional tour of its architectural and artistic treasures. Dresden was the capital of Meissen in the 13th century and the seat of the Dukes of Saxony in the 15th century. Extensive damage in WWII has been painstakingly restored, and the superb architectural and cultural heritage makes it an important German tourist destination. Enjoy an evening of dinner and dance on board.

Day 6 - Dresden

This morning there is an optional excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Königstein Fortress provides an extraordinary view of Saxon Switzerland's spectacular rock formations. We'll return on board in Dresden for lunch. Enjoy some free time on your own in Dresden this afternoon. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 7 - Dresden

Enjoy time at leisure in Dresden then return on board for lunch. This afternoon why not join the optional excursion to the Renaissance-style Residence Castle that houses the famous Green Vault which contains most of the treasures of the Saxon monarchy. Return on board for an evening of dinner and dancing.

Day 8 - Prague (Czech Republic)

Disembark and transfer by coach to Prague for an overnight hotel stay. Join the optional tour of Prague’s Old Town with lunch in a local restaurant. Staré Misto dates back more than 1,000 years and is one of the most important places in Bohemian history. Strolling through the streets discover the Jewish Quarter, the Town Hall, the astronomical clock, and the Church of Mother of God. Later, there is an optional visit to the Prague Castle area with its palaces, churches and monasteries, and gardens overlooking the city. See St Vitus Cathedral, the most recognisable landmark in the city, Prague Castle, and the Golden Lane.

Day 9 - Prague

Check out of the hotel after breakfast.

This itinerary is subject to change due to weather and river conditions.

Elbe River from Berlin to Prague Itinerary (DBE_PP)

Day 1 - Prague (Czech Republic)

Check into your hotel in Prague for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Prague - Dresden (Germany)

Join the optional tour of Prague’s Old Town with lunch in a local restaurant. Staré Misto dates back more than 1,000 years and is one of the most important places in Bohemian history. Strolling through the streets discover the Jewish Quarter, the Town Hall, the astronomical clock, and the Church of Mother of God. Later, there is an optional visit to the Prague Castle area with its palaces, churches and monasteries, and gardens overlooking the city. See St Vitus Cathedral, the most recognizable landmark in the city, Prague Castle, and the Golden Lane. Transfer by coach to Dresden to embark ship and settle into your cabin before meeting the crew at a welcome cocktail.

Day 3 - Dresden

This morning there is an optional excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Königstein Fortress provides an extraordinary view of Saxon Switzerland's spectacular rock formations. Lunch is at a local restaurant.

Day 4 - Dresden

This morning there is an optional tour of Dresden, known as the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Dresden was the capital of Meissen in the 13th century and the seat of the Dukes of Saxony in the 15th century. Extensive damage in WWII has been painstakingly restored, and the superb architectural and cultural heritage makes it an important German tourist destination. Lunch on board. This afternoon why not join the optional excursion to the Renaissance-style Residence Castle that houses the famous Green Vault which contains most of the treasures of the Saxon monarchy. Return on board for an evening of dinner and dancing.

Day 5 - Dresden - Meissen

Enjoy time at leisure in Dresden then return on board for lunch. Arrive in Meissen for an optional tour of the city and its trademark porcelain factory. Discover how the porcelain has been made for more than 300 years. Dinner and evening entertainment on board.

Day 6 - Meissen - Wittenberg

Spend the morning cruising. Arrive in Wittenberg for an optional guided tour of the city where Martin Luther sparked the Reformation. Discover the city centre, its noble Renaissance-style houses, and visit Luther’s house, a former Augustinian monastery now the Reformation Museum and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dinner and evening entertainment on board. The ship will cruise through the night.

Day 7 - Burg - Berlin

Our ship will cruise early in the morning to Burg, where there is an optional excursion to Magdeburg, situated midway on the Elbe River and also on the historic Roman Roads. Return on board in Genthin and continue cruising to Berlin. Join us on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Day 8 - Berlin

Enjoy an optional guided tour of Berlin this morning. The afternoon will be spent on an optional visit to Sanssouci Park. Tonight is our festive gala evening on board.

Day 9 - Berlin

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9am.

This itinerary is subject to change due to weather and river conditions.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board accommodation
  • 1-night hotel stay in Prague
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks with meals and at the bar on board
  • Welcome cocktail. Gala farewell dinner
  • Free wi-fi on board
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 9th - Berlin to Prague - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £2061
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £2061 Cruise only from: £2291 Cruise only from: £2934 Cruise only from: £3164
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2431 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2661 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3534
    • Aug 17th - Prague to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £2061
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £2061 Cruise only from: £2291 Cruise only from: £2934 Cruise only from: £3164
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2431 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2661 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3534
    • Aug 17th - Berlin to Prague - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £2061
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £2061 Cruise only from: £2291 Cruise only from: £2934 Cruise only from: £3164
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2431 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2661 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3534
    • Aug 25th - Berlin to Prague - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse From: £2061
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £2061 Cruise only from: £2291 Cruise only from: £2934 Cruise only from: £3164
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2431 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2661 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3534
    • Aug 25th - Prague to Berlin - Sailing on: Elbe Princesse II From: £2061
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £2061 Cruise only from: £2291 Cruise only from: £2934 Cruise only from: £3164
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2431 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2661 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3534
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